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The '''Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS)''' is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving the history of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was founded by the Minnesota Territory|territorial Minnesota Legislature|legislature in 1849, almost a decade before History of Minnesota#Statehood|statehood. The Society is named in the Minnesota Constitution. It is headquartered in the Minnesota History Center in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota|St. Paul. Although its focus is on Minnesota history it is not constrained by it. Its work on the North American fur trade has been recognized in Canada as well."The story of the Canadian fur trade owes a great debt . . . for research and general popularization, to the Minnesota Historical Society." MNHS holds a collection of nearly 550,000 books, 37,000 maps, 250,000 photographs, 225,000 historical artifacts, 950,000 archaeological items,
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Minnesota Historical Society
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Minnesota -- History Societies, etc
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Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865
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Frontier and pioneer life -- Minnesota
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Dakota Indians
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Minnesota -- History
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Allen County Public Library
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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minnesota historical society
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riggs, stephen return, 1812-1883
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buck, solon j. (solon justus), 1884-1962. cn
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minnesota historical society. [from old catalog]
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minnesota historical society. cn
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neill, edward d. (edward duffield), 1823-1893
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